New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) Diamantaire Nirav Modi has refused to join CBI investigation in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case, officials said today. Also Read - Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail Awaits Nirav Modi, Keeps Special Cell Barrack Number 12 Ready

Modi was asked to appear before the agency in connection with its probe in the over USD two billion alleged fraud perpetrated in the PNB. Also Read - PNB Scam Case: After Nirav Modi Loses Legal Fight, India Says Will Liaise With UK For His Early Extradition | Key Points

He was summoned through email but he refused to join the investigation saying he has “business abroad”, the officials said. Also Read - Nirav Modi To Be Extradited To India As UK Judge Accepts India's Prison Safety Assurance | Highlights

The CBI today directed him to contact the embassy of India in a country where he is staying so that his travel to India can be arranged, they said. PTI ABS AKV ZMN ZMN

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